03/25/11 204 W - + 5 - 6 CERT Trains Raleigh Citizens to Respond to Disasters


Press release. If a major hurricane or tornado struck Raleigh, would you be able to provide medical assistance to family members or neighbors who are injured, or rescue those trapped under debris? What if terrorists attacked the Capital City -- how would you be able to help those in your neighborhood or workplace?

The City of Raleigh's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program helps educate people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their communities. Participants are provided training in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

Using the training they receive in classrooms and during exercises, CERT members in Raleigh and across the nation can assist neighbors or coworkers following a disaster when police officers, firefighters and other professional responders are not immediately available to help. They also are proactive in such areas as raising awareness about terrorism and identifying neighborhood hazards. Additionally, CERT members are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their neighborhood, and they help out with non-emergency events and projects to improve community safety.'

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I was just about to email Mike and ask, does anyone have any feedback on the CERT program? Is it worth taking?
Paul - 03/25/11 - 07:54



  
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